Table 3-9
Metropolitan areas with largest number of workers in S&E occupations: 2007
 
  Workers employed   Percentage of workforce
Metropolitan area S&E
occupations
STEM
occupations
  S&E
occupations
STEM
occupations
 
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 242,350 290,700   10.6 12.7
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 209,670 279,960   4.1 5.5
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160,480 215,970   3.9 5.2
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 156,390 209,890   4.1 5.5
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH NECTA Division 134,190 174,180   7.9 10.3
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 131,620 167,060   9.3 11.8
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130,180 165,400   14.3 18.2
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 128,020 182,920   5.2 7.4
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 119,910 161,610   5.8 7.9
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 103,280 137,400   5.8 7.7
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 102,540 139,350   4.3 5.8
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 94,350 128,750   5.1 6.9
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80,170 107,300   5.2 7.0
Denver-Aurora, CO 79,030 99,430   6.4 8.1
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 78,860 105,470   6.0 8.0
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 76,870 103,390   6.6 8.9
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 75,700 96,170   7.6 9.7
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 73,920 107,260   3.9 5.7
Baltimore-Towson, MD 71,660 93,720   5.6 7.3
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 63,540 85,240   6.2 8.3
 

NECTA = New England City and Town Area; STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTES: Larger metropolitan areas broken into component metropolitan divisions. Differences among employment estimates may not be statistically significant.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (2007).

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